In the 1964 NFL Draft, the Redskins took a wide receiver out of Arizona State at #3 overall. Twenty years later, Charley Taylor was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It's that easy folks. Hahaha...genius move!
Taylor actually won the Rookie of the Year Award as a running back. His 53 catches that year set the record for running backs at the time, and by 1966, ol' Charley made the switch to full-time wide receiver. He retired as the all time leader in receptions, with 649 catches and 9,110 yards. He also scored 79 touchdowns. Wow.
Charey Taylor is of course one of the 70 Greatest Redskins and coached on the Redskins' staff from 1981-1994. I looked for some vintage video but came up a little empty over on Youtube. If any of you can find something, I would love to post it up. Nobody made it look easier than Charley Taylor out on the field. Watching the highlights of him on NFL Films is a real treat.
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